Karen G. DelPonte | Partner

Karen G. DelPonte


Wellesley College, B.A., Wellesley Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, 1977
Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude,1983
Member Boston College International  and Comparative Law Review

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates
Banking and Finance
Corporate and Business Law


1983, Rhode Island
1984, Massachusetts

Contact Information

Email: kdelponte@cm-law.com
Phone: 401-331-5700  x343
Fax: 401-331-5787
Vcard: Download vcard


Karen concentrates her practice in the area of estate planning with emphasis on advising individuals and business clients, including advice with respect to family owned businesses, limited liability companies and family partnerships. Karen counsels clients as to reduction or elimination of estate and gift taxes and on matters involving life insurance and asset protection.

Prior to joining the Firm, Karen was a partner in the Providence law firm of Edwards & Angell (now Locke Lord LLP).

Karen was recently named Best Lawyers’ 2012 Providence Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year.

Professional Associations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association. Member of Committee on Trusts and Estates
  • Rhode Island Estate Planning Council,  past President and former Member of Board of Directors
  • RI Society of CPAs, Member of Board of Directors
  • Rhode Island Bar Foundation
  • Former Member, Rhode Island Foundation Professional Advisory Council
  • Member of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Boston College Law School Alumni Association

Charitable and Community Activities & Affiliations

  • Crossroads Rhode Island Board of Directors
  • Providence Public Library Board of Directors
  • Hope Club. First female president in Club’s 135-year history
  • June Rockwell Levy Foundation Trustee since 2009 (a charitable foundation which focuses on grant-making to charitable organizations in Northern Rhode Island)
  • Former Member of the Board of Trustees of the following organizations:
  • Town of Cumberland Library
  • Rhode Island Community Food Bank
  • Rhode Island Historical Society
  • Sojourner House
  • Active Parishoner at the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul,
    Providence, RI

Publications and Lectures

  • Past lecturer for the Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Author of a chapter for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education publication “APractical Guide to Estate Planning in Rhode Island” published in 2012

Special Honors

  • 2012 Recipient of the Rhode Island Bar Association Florence K. Murray Award for Exemplary Achievement in the Advancement of Women in the Law
  • 2008 Awarded the Harold E. Soloveitzik Professional Leadership Award from the Rhode Island Foundation
  • 2005 Recipient of the Boston College Law School 75th Anniversary Alumna Award
  • 1994 Recipient of the Rhode Island Bar Association Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award
  • Designated a Rhode Island and New England Super Lawyer in the category of Estate Planning and Probate
  • Named FIVE STAR Wealth Manager
  • Preeminent
  • Five Star Professional
  • Five Star Professional 2014